A re-envisaging of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, from the Man Booker Prize-winner and our great chronicler of Jewish life. 'Who is this guy, Dad? What is he doing here?' With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need of someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery in Cheshire's Golden Triangle, he invites him back to his house. It's the beginning of a remarkable friendship ... 'Jacobson is quite simply a master of comic precision. He writes like a dream' Evening Standard 'The funniest British novelist since Kingsley Amis or Tom Sharpe' Mail on Sunday
"Inspired...It does what any good literary subversion should do: deepens and enhances one's appreciation of the original." James Lasdun Guardian
Howard Jacobson, geb. 1942 in Manchester, hat zahlreiche Romane und mehrere Sachbücher vorgelegt. Jacobson zählt zu den renommiertesten Autoren Großbritanniens, er hat schon viele literarische Ehrungen erhalten.